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04-26-2013, 07:27 AM
I just bought my first set of pastels and I figured my favorite food would be a good test subject to see how they feel. It'll take some practice, but so far it's pretty fun!
04-26-2013, 09:18 AM
That's really neat for a first pastel. Those things are shiny, pitted, *and* hairy, so they're not easy to paint! You clearly paint in another medium, so be beware of pastels, they're addictive! :-)
Very Nice:) :thumbsup:
04-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Very good! Welcome to pastels- they are a terrific medium. I've gotten a lot of learning from them that is now translating across into oils.
(I did some art work in school with chocolates as the subject, and appreciated their other qualities later on, too. Then, I had to go out and pick up more-
04-26-2013, 11:45 AM
Welcome! You look like you've taken to pastels quite well. This is a wonderful first pastel still life.
wow, you certainly know your favourite food well - and already your pastels. This is gooood!
04-26-2013, 01:40 PM
04-26-2013, 03:45 PM
it's great. Pam
04-26-2013, 05:44 PM
It may be your first but clearly not your last. Very lush strawberry and as Charley said not the easiest things to start on. I hope to see more of your work.
04-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Very nice! Makes me want one!
04-26-2013, 05:57 PM
Very realistically done -- made my mouth water to look at it!
04-26-2013, 06:58 PM
Thank you so much everyone. Very positive reinforcement to keep going with pastels! I can't wait to experiment with grass and skin tones. It's great to see that the pastel board is busy so I'm sure inspiration will never be a problem. I loved lurking here before! :D
04-28-2013, 10:19 AM
04-28-2013, 12:39 PM
Good job Stacy! I never do strawberries, too difficult!
You're having fun? I think you're hooked, just like the rest of us here!
Hope to see more soon,
04-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Good work Stacy. You are at the right place, there are some great artists here. Hope to see some more great work from you.
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